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Random Acts of Legacy

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 ,  8:15pm

Chicago International Film Festival
AMC River East 21
322 E. Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611

Admissions: Purchase tickets here

CFA’s Brian Belak will be in conversation with director/writer/producer Ali Kazimi following the Chicago premiere of his film Random Acts of Legacy at the Chicago International Film Festival. The film unravels the story of a Chinese immigrant family living in Chicago told through the filmmaker’s discovery of a trove of 16mm home movies starting in the 1930s. The post-screening discussion will cover the significance of home movies as unique cultural records and the tactility of them as physical artifacts.

Random Acts of Legacy (Ali Kazimi, 2016, 77 min)
A rare and illuminating glimpse of midcentury American life, this touching documentary introduces us to a unique Chicago family. From the 1930s on, first-generation Chinese immigrant Silas Fung captured his family’s bourgeois life in copious 16mm home movies. The Fungs fervently embraced their adopted home, from fried-chicken picnics to an obsession with the 1933 World’s Fair. The American family, the film implies, fits no single image. (Description from Chicago International Film Festival)

Location:
Chicago International Film Festival
AMC River East 21
322 E. Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611
Hours:8:15pm
Admissions:Purchase tickets here
Web address:www.chicagofilmfestival.com/film/random-acts-legacy/